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2 Thessalonians 3:13

13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 in Other Translations

13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
13 As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.
13 Friends, don't slack off in doing your duty.
13 Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Thessalonians 3:13

But ye, brethren
The rest of the members of the church, who were diligent and industrious in their callings, minded their own business, and did not trouble themselves with other men's matters, took care of themselves, and their families, and were beneficent to others:

be not weary in well doing;
which may be understood generally of all well doing, or of doing of every good work; which is well done when done according to the will of God, in faith, and from a principle of love, and in the name and strength of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God: or particularly of acts of beneficence to the poor; for though the idle and lazy should not be relieved, yet the helpless poor should not be neglected. This the apostle observes, lest covetous persons should make an handle of this, and withhold their hands from distributing to any, under a notion of their being idle and disorderly; or lest the saints should be tired, and become weary of doing acts of charity through the ingratitude, moroseness, and ill manners of poor people; see ( Galatians 6:9 ) .

2 Thessalonians 3:13 In-Context

11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.
13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.
15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

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